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Nisha is third

Mumbai: Third seed Woman International Master Aarthie Ramaswamy of Tamil Nadu struggled to draw her last round match against last yearís winner and top seed WGM S. Vijayalakshmi of Tamil Nadu to win the title on better progressive points on the final day of the 28th womenís National A chess meet here Friday.

In the menís section, top seed, K. Sasikiran of Tamil Nadu, who had already won the title Thursday, drew his last round match against IM Sriram Jha of Delhi.

GMs P. Harikrishna of Andhra Pradesh, the second seed, and Abhijit Kunte of Maharashtra, the third seed, finished second and third, respectively, in the menís section while Vijayalakshmi and Nisha Mohota of Bengal finished second and third, respectively, in the womenís section.

THE TOP SIX

1. Aarthie Ramaswamy (9), 2. S. Vijayalakshmi (9), 3. Nisha Mohota (8.5), 4. D. Harika (8.5), 5. Swati Ghate (8), 6. Tania Sachdev (6.5). (PTI)

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